WAGE brings together four leading international organizations with decades of experience in implementing both long-term and rapid response programming to promote gender equality. The strength and uniqueness of our consortium lie in our complementary expertise in analyzing and addressing gender gaps around the world, a track record of successful programming in more than 100 countries (including some of the most fragile and conflict-affected environments), and a common vision of a world in which women and girls enjoy equality, freedom from violence and poverty, and meaningful inclusion in the processes that shape their communities, nations, and international affairs.
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is an international development program that promotes justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. For more than 25 years, ABA ROLI has worked with local partners in more than 100 countries to strengthen legal institutions, support legal professionals, foster respect for human rights, and advance public understanding of the law and of citizen rights. ABA ROLI is a leader in improving women’s legal protections, enhancing their access to justice, responding to sexual and gender-based violence, and promoting women’s inclusion in the legal profession and in legal reform processes.
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has over 30 years of experience working with chambers of commerce, business associations, think tanks, and other civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is a renowned expert in building gender-inclusive business ecosystems, empowering female entrepreneurs, supporting women’s business associations, and promoting women’s leadership in chambers of commerce. CIPE has provided capacity building assistance and sub-grants for local CSOs in 60+ countries and has implemented over 300 programs empowering women to play active roles in their local communities.
Grameen Foundation is an award-winning organization which has worked for 20 years to enable the poor, especially women, to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty through a mix of vital financial, health, and agricultural services. Grameen increases women’s access to information and finance (including through digital financial services), builds their financial literacy, and strengthens their networks and sources of capital. To accomplish its goals, Grameen brokers cross-sectoral partnerships with CSOs, financial service providers, government agencies, and other actors.
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is the world's largest dedicated conflict transformation organization. Founded in 1982, SFCG works to change the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. As a leader in implementing “women, peace, and security” programs, SFCG empowers women and girls to engage in peacebuilding and civil society leadership, to act as mediators, to prevent gender-based violence, and to be leaders in countering violent extremism. SFCG has worked with women-focused CSOs in over 45 countries.